Student Assistance Program The Student Assistance Program at the middle school and high school is designed to improve the quality of education in our school by providing assistance to students troubled by depression or drug/ alcohol-related problems. Using school staff and community resources, the SAP team helps to identify students at risk and makes recommendations for appropriate assistance. Referrals may be made by the school staff, a student's parents, guardian, peers, or by the students themselves. To make a referral, contact the student's guidance counselor or any member of the SAP team. Student Records Pennsylvania law requires that all school district records be open for inspection by citizens of the Commonwealth. However, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act limits access to student records. The Hanover School Board adopted Policy 5125 to insure that student records are kept and disposed of properly and confidentially. Parents should be aware of the following information, which is contained in Policy 5125. You can obtain copies of the complete policy at the administration office. 1. Parents may request to see their child' s records by contacting the building principal to arrange an appointment. The principal, a teacher, or a guidance counselor will review the records with you. 2. Parents may request a hearing to correct or challenge information which is inaccurate or misleading, or which violates the student's privacy or personal rights. 3. The school may not release records to anyone without parental consent except to: * school officials, including teachers, within the same district who may have a legitimate educational interest * officials of other schools in which the student intends to enroll No information will be released to anyone else without the written consent of the parents of a minor student. The written consent of a student age 18 or married is needed to release records. For the purposes of access to records, a "parent" could be both natural parents, a guardian, or an individual acting as a parent of the student in the absence of a parent or guardian. The school presumes that either parent of the student has authority to review the student's records unless the school has been given evidence that there is a court order or other legal reason proving the contrary. Special Education Records The district will notify parents before records of special education students are removed and destroyed. Upon request, parents may receive a copy of the records before they are destroyed. For more information about the policy on special education students' records, contact Dr. Wesley Doll at the administration office. Student Names, Addresses may be given to the Military The district may make student names, addresses, and telephone numbers available to armed forces recruiters. A parent or an 18-year-old student has the right to refuse the disclosure of any or all of this information by giving the high school guidance office written notice by the end of the student's junior year.